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'Ransomware' wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine - Phys.Org

A global wave of cyberattacks exploited an already patched vulnerability in Windows software and appeared to have Ukraine as a primary target, according to computer security specialists. The first reports of trouble came from Ukrainian banks, Kiev's ...and more »

Russian oil giant Rosneft says hit by 'powerful' cyberattack - Gulf Times

Russian state oil giant Rosneft said Tuesday that its servers had suffered a 'powerful' cyberattack, but insisted that production had not been hit. 'A powerful hacking attack has been carried out against the company's servers,' Rosneft said on Twitter ...and more »

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link - Gulf Times

A major global cyber attack disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month. The rapidly spreading cyber extortion ...and more »

Another Massive Ransomware Outbreak Is Going Global Fast - Forbes

Thomas Fox-Brewster , Forbes Staff I cover crime, privacy and security in digital and physical forms. Ransomware is causing severe problems for major critical infrastructure providers today. (Photo credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images). Ukraine's ...and more »

A Ransomware Outbreak Is Infecting Computers Across the World Right Now - Motherboard

A quickly-spreading, world-wide ransomware outbreak has reportedly hit targets in Spain, France, Ukraine, Russia, and other countries. SHARE · TWEET. ByJoseph CoxandLorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai. Jun 27 2017, 7:07am. Image: Shutterstocl. On Tuesday, a ...and more »

Petya cyber attack: Ransomware virus hits computer servers across globe, Australian office affected - ABC Online

A ransomware attack has struck across the globe, taking out servers at Russia's biggest oil company and shutting down computers at multinational businesses, including the Australian offices of a global law firm. Key points: The attack first shut down ...and more »

Wave of cyber attacks hits European, US multinationals - Business Day

Kiev — Several multinational companies said Tuesday they were targeted in a massive wave of cyber attacks which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe, India and the US. Danish sea transport company Maersk, British ...and more »

A Scary New Ransomware Outbreak Uses WannaCry's Old Tricks - WIRED

A type of ransomware researchers have identified as Petya (also called Petrwrap) began spreading internationally on Tuesday. Reported victims so far include Ukrainian infrastructure like power companies, airports, public transit, and the central bank ...and more »

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business - Reuters

FRANKFURT/MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - A new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in ...and more »

Petya cyber attack: Ransomware spreads across Europe with firms in Ukraine, Britain and Spain shut down - Telegraph.co.uk

Major firms, airports and government departments in Ukraine have been struck by a massive cyber attack which began to spread across Europe on Tuesday afternoon. In Ukraine, government departments, the central bank, a state-run aircraft manufacturer ...and more »